Turnbull and crossbench Senators to answer to electorate over education cutsJune 21, 2017
The Australian Education Union said schools across the country will miss out on billions of urgently needed funding in the next two years if the Turnbull Government’s plan passes through the Senate as predicted tomorrow. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said that despite the political spin, the Government’s plan was not a national needs-based funding model and will leave public schools across the country under-resourced for six years or more.
Teachers vote overwhelmingly to accept pay offer from NSW GovernmentJune 20, 2017
Teachers vote overwhelmingly to accept pay offer from NSW Government
CFMEU calls national day of action on Tuesday 20 JuneJune 15, 2017
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is staging a National Day of Action in Sydney on Tuesday 20 June and Federation officers will attend the Sydney rally to show union support for the campaign. ‘Enough is Enough: Stop the Attack on Workers’ rallies will be held at 11am at:
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Pay increases won for HSC exam markersJune 15, 2017
Higher School Certificate (HSC) markers will receive a pay increase in 2017 and 2018.
Wear red on June 20 to support Refugee Week actionJune 14, 2017
Refugee Week 18 - 24 June - ‘With courage let us all combine’
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National TAFE DayJune 13, 2017
While the future of thousands of Australian vocational training and education (VET) students remain uncertain, today’s National TAFE Day reminds students, educators and the community that the Federal Government needs to do more to secure funding for Australia’s public TAFEs.
Concerns raised over ‘People Matter’ surveyJune 09, 2017
In response to questions raised by Federation, the Department has confirmed in correspondence on 31 May that data from the “People Matter Survey” is provided to the Department in relation to the responses from individual workplaces with a certain number of employees.
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Pride March Against Trump and Turnbull: Global Day of ActionJune 08, 2017
Confronting threats to LGBTIQ equality in Australia and the United States, Federation will join a march in Sydney on 11 June in common cause with marches being held across the United States, and all are welcome to join.
‘Don’t give up the fight: keep lobbying’, urges Gonski campaignerJune 05, 2017
Veteran Gonski campaigner Dianne Byers urges teachers and parents to keep up their efforts to achieve needs-based funding for schools, as outlined in the signed NSW Gonski agreement. “Continue to lobby all MPs and senators in the federal parliament. Keep tweeting, emailing, visiting and Facebooking,” she says. “As long as it takes, our students are worth it.”
National Gonski WeekJune 05, 2017
The NSW-Commonwealth Gonski agreement provides NSW public schools the greatest funding increases over the next two years. This is now under threat because the Federal Government is refusing to honour its funding share of the agreement. In total, this will be a $846 million cut to NSW public schools. Funding figures for each NSW public school can be found here.
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